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Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Spritz

 Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Spritz
Peanut butter make these delicious cookies different from other spritz. The chocolate drizzle makes them extra special. —Dolores Deegan, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
96 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Chopped peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in
  • eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the
  • flour, soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 15
  • minutes.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with bar disk, form dough into long
  • strips on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 2-in.
  • pieces(there is no need to separate the pieces). Bake at 350°
  • for 6-8 minutes. (Watch carefully-cookies brown quickly.)
  • For topping, melt chocolate with shortening; stir until blended.

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Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Spritz (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Place in a heavy plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner. Pipe a
  • strip of chocolate down center of each cookie and sprinkle with
  • chopped peanuts. Yield: 16 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 74 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.